Singing and instrumental music have long been a part of the Williston culture. In the evenings, you might hear the Jazz Ensemble rehearsing “Take Five” in the lead up to the fall instrumental concert. Or the Concert Choir harmonizing “Jingle Bells” in the dining commons during the holidays. Or a soloist giving you chills at the spring choral concert. Instrumentalists may play in Instrumental Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble. Singers may join the Concert Choir, Honors Chamber Singers, Teller Chorus or Williston Fusion a cappella. All musicians may choose to take private lessons and perform at special events and concerts throughout the year. Come join us!
The Mountain and the Bell
2021 marks the first 180 years of our school’s history. To celebrate this achievement, WNS Choirs, with support of the Grum Project, commissioned Geoffrey Hudson to create a piece specifically for us. The poem was crafted from students’ words and was sung by a 32-member student-alumni vocal ensemble. Combined with some of Williston’s most vivid photography, “The Mountain and the Bell” illuminates the complete beauty of our school. Our gratitude extends beyond our campus walls to many who have contributed to this project’s success. Even a global pandemic could not prevent us from singing together.
AP Music Theory
You’ll develop skills necessary to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes that are heard or presented in a musical score and develop creativity through harmonization, composing two-voice counterpoint, and musical notation.
Groups and Ensembles
No matter your preferred style of musicianship, there’s a group for you. Instrumentalists can play for the Chamber Ensemble and the Jazz Band. Singers have the Caterwaulers Male Concert Chorus, Widdigers Female Concert Chorus, the Teller Chorus, and the Wild Chords, a select group run by advanced students. They all perform a wide variety of songs at special events and concerts throughout the year.